(click on the ďPay Your Tax BillĒ link on the right side of the home web
page), or by using the drop box at the County Administration Building at 155
Indiana Ave. in Valparaiso.
Make checks payable to Porter County Treasurer.
Spring installments of tax bills are due on Friday, May 10, according to
state law. The fall installment is due on Nov. 12.
A 5% penalty applies if no prior delinquencies are on the bill and it is
paid within 30 days of the due date. A 10% penalty applies if there are
prior unpaid delinquencies on the bill or if the bill is paid more than 30
days after the due date. The penalty must be included with tax payment.
On-Time Tax payments must have a legible US Post Office cancellation or a US
Post Office postage mark dated on or before the due date. Also mailing to a
wrong address or not receiving a tax bill isnít a reason for having a late
payment penalty waived.
If your address has changed, do not send address changes with your tax bill
payment. Notify the Auditorís office at (219)-465-3445.
This is the fourth consecutive year that the County has been on schedule for
on-time tax bills. The County Assessorís office performed ratio studios and
configured assessments while the County Auditorís office applied exemptions,
deductions or abatements to determine the net assessed values.
Taxpayers paying their bill by mail need to send their payments to: Porter
County Treasurer, P.O. Box 2150, Valparaiso, IN 46384-2150.
Make sure your phone number and duplicate number are included on the check.
Canceled checks will act as receipts for taxpayers and the checks will be
getting back to the bank much sooner than in past years, Bucko said.
For those wishing to pay in-person, the county treasurerís office is open
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, at the Porter County
Administration Building in Suite 209.
Payments may be made with cash, check or money order. Credit/Debit payments
have a small fee added.
Payments can also be placed in the Treasurerís drop box which is located on
the wall to the right of the elevator in the rotunda as you walk into County
The Drop Box is for pay with checks only. Make sure your phone number and
duplicate number are on the check. Your canceled check is your receipt.
Taxpayers wishing to pay online are directed to go to the county website,
and click under Pay Your Tax Bill.
The E-check option is FREE. E-check will pay for your bill by taking the
money out or your checking or savings account.
Again this year, payments can be made using VISA, or MasterCard credit cards
or debit card. Those paying in this manner should know that Chase Bank
applies a small convenience charge for the service.
Follow instructions and print your receipt afterwards. It will take at least
seven working days before the transaction is posted to your account.